References to Hampton in Historical Newspapers, 1760s

The New-Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth)
February 24, 1760

PORTSMOUTH, February 24. Last Wednesday came to this Town Mr. William Long, who was Passenger on board the Snow Nancy... Mr. Long sailed from Lisbon in a Brig bound to Marblehead, and Yesterday sen'night was cast away on Hampton Beach, her Cargo, which was Salt, is entirely lost, but its hoped the Brig will be got off again ; the Men were all very much froze.

The New-Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth)
March 28, 1760

PORTSMOUTH. Next Friday, being the 4th of April, is to be observed as a Day of public Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer, throughout this Province, agreeable to his Excellency's Proclamation issued for that Purpose.

The terible Fire in Boston was seen not only here, but also at York ; and the Explosion occasion'd by the South Battery's blowing up, was heard at Rye, Hampton, &c.

The New-Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth)
June 20, 1760

Hampton, June 18. This Day was published here His EXCELLENCY's COMMISSION, appointing Jonathan Moulton, Esq; to be Major of the third Regiment of Foot, in this Province ; whereof the Honorable Meshech Weare, Esq; is Colonel ; at which Time a Troop of Horse was raised, and the Major gave a generous Entertainment at his Seat, where not only the Officers and Soldiers of the Regiment were plentifully Regaled, but a Number of Gentlemen from the neighbouring Towns, who were invited on this Occasion.

Boston Evening Post
August 18, 1760

Last week arrived here the Captains Ingersol and Foster from Guadaloupe, they came out with a fleet of near 200 sail, under convoy, bound from the West India Islands, for several ports in Europe, and on this continent ; which sailed about the 26th of July. -- The following vessels have been lately taken by the French privateers in the West Indies, viz. Capt. Mills from Piscataqua ; Capt. Stacy from Marblehead ; Capt. Hathorn and Capt. Crowningshield from Salem ; Capt. Randell from Hampton ; Capt. Robinson and another vessel from Haverhill and Newbury ; and Capt. Elwell from Cape Ann. All which (excepting Capt. Crowningshield's, which was retaken) were carried into Martineco : So that the reports we have lately had of that port's being entirely block'd up, was without foundation.

The New-Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth)
September 4, 1761

PORTSMOUTH, August 27. 1761. Whereas Jonathan Moulton, of Hampton Advertised in the New Hampshire Paper, No. 233, an Encouragement for raising of FLAX and saving the SEED ; and as it is now the best Time for saving the Seed, he desires all those that incline to sell to him, to send it to his House in Hampton any Time between this and the 10th of October next, and they shall have Four Pounds Old Tenor in Cash per Bushell for that which is clean ; and so in Proportion for that which wants cleaning.

Boston Post Boy
November 28, 1763

At Greenland in New Hampshire, the 9th Instant, Mrs. Anne Dearborne, Consort of Mr. Samuel Dearborne : She was the youngest & last surviving Daughter of the late Rev'd Mr. Nath. Gookin, of Hampton.

The Boston News-Letter and New England Chronicle
December 6, 1764

Boston, December 6. The Essex Mast-Ship, Capt. Mallard, sailed from hence the 22nd ult. for Piscataqua, but meeting with contrary Winds put back into Nantasket the 25th, and on the 29th sailed again for that Port : But the 30th, in a Snow Storm, she ran ashore near Hampton, and striking on a Rock, the Ship fill'd with Water, and it is said will be lost ; the Men saved their Lives. The Goods on board are doubtless much damaged ; the Sea running high ever since, prevented their taking any out of her : The most of these Goods were shipp'd last Winter in London on board the St. George Mast Ship, who sailed in April ; soon after she got to Sea, she sprung a leak, and put back into Portsmouth : The Goods were taken out and put on board the Essex, and Capt. Mallard took the Command ; after the Essex had been out some Time she also sprung a leak, and put into Lisbon, where she unloaded, and was repaired : The Essex arrived here in October, and having taken out what Freight belong'd to this Place, she proceeded with the remainder for Piscataqua, and met with the Disaster abovementioned.

The New-Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth)
December 7, 1764

PORTSMOUTH, December 7. Last Friday Night the Mast Ship, St. George, Capt. Mallard, bound from Boston for this Port, was cast away off Hampton -- She had Goods on board to the Value of about Ten Thousand Pounds Sterling belonging to sundry Merchants here, great part of which are much damaged -- the Mens Lives are saved, but the Hull of the Vessel will be intirely lost.

The Boston Gazette, and Country Journal
December 24, 1764

Province of New-Hampshire, Court of Vice-Admiralty. December 20, 1764. Pursuant to a Decree of said Court, the Goods saved out of the Wreck of the St. George Mast Ship will be exposed to Sale by Auction, on Thursday the 27th Instant, at the Stores of Samuel Moffat & John Sherburne, Merchants in Portsmouth : And the Hull of said Ship, Stores, Rigging, Anchors, and other Goods (which cannot be now transported) at Hampton, at the Store of Jonathan Moulton, Esq, on Tuesday following. The Goods at the respective Places to be seen in the Day before the Sale, where Attendance will be given for that Purpose.
Per Curiam, John Sherburne, D. Rr.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
January 4, 1765

Province of New-Hampshire. Court of Vice-Admiralty, Decemb. 31. 1764. Notice is hereby given, That the SALE of the HULL of the Ship St. George Mast Ship, her Stores, Rigging, Anchors, and other Goods advertised to be Sold at public AUCTION at Hampton, at the Store of Jonathan Moulton, Esq ; on Tuesday the first Day of January next, is by Order of COURT, on Account of the great Quantity of Snow, which renders the Travelling to that Place impracticable from other Towns, whereby the SALE of said GOODS would be much prejudiced if it should proceed at said Time appointed for want of Bidders, ADJOURNED 'till WEDNESDAY the NINTH DAY of January next, at the Store of said Jonathan Moulton, Esq; in Hampton.
John Sherburne, Dep. Reg.

Boston Post Boy
August 19, 1765

Boston, August 19. We hear from Hampton, that a young Woman there named Eaton, was taken up on suspicion of an intention to murder her offspring : The Babe was found alive covered with some Rags under a Tree near the Dwelling-House, but expired in about two Hours after.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
June 20, 1766

Hampton, June 18, 1766. About 26 Years ago the House of Deacon Joshua Lane, of Hampton, was struck with Lightning, which much damaged the same, and altho' many Persons were within, none were hurt ; But on the last Saturday in the Afternoon, in a Thunder Storm, the Deacon being within, with some of his Family, observed, upon hearing a loud Clap of Thunder, that it was much like that, when his House was struck, and going to the Door, there came a Flash of Lightning which first fell on the Top of the Chimney, descended on the Shingles, and proceeded to the Door, where the Deacon was, and immediately put an End to his Life. -- He was an Example of early and steady Piety, a sincere Lover of good Men, especially of the Ministers of the Gospel, and had a high Esteem of the Churches of Christ -- He was a most kind and careful Husband and Father, providing for Soul and Body, remarkable for his pious and dutiful Behaviour to his aged Parents, compassionate to the Poor and Afflicted, honest, faithful and diligent in his Business, beloved and highly esteemed by all who were acquainted with him... his Death is greatly lamented, and his Funeral was attended by a Multitude of People ; had he continued till last Tuesday, he would have compleated his 70th Year...he has left a numerous and hopeful Offspring.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronical (Portsmouth)
September 19, 1766

PORTSMOUTH. Last Wednesday the Revd. Mr. EBENEZER THAYER, was Ordained to the pastoral Care of the first Church in Hampton ; the Rev.d Mr. Elliot, of Boston, preached a Sermon suitable to the Occasion ; the Revd. Mr. APPLETON of Cambridge, gave the Charge, and the Revd. Mr. Lowell, of Newbury-Port, gave the Right-hand of Fellowship.

Boston Post Boy
October 27, 1766

PORTSMOUTH. October 24. Last Sunday Evening we had here a severer Storm of Rain, Thunder and Lightning, than has been during the Summer, which continued all Night with but little Intermission ; the Thunder seemed to be directly over the Town, and the Lightning as sharp as ever was known; but happily no Damage was done here. It was also very severe at Hampton, about 15 Miles Distance, where the Lightning struck a very large Barn, belonging to Col. Moulton, and intirely consumed the same, together with 30 Load of Hay and some Grain therein.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronical (Portsmouth)
November 7, 1766

PORTSMOUTH, November 7. Last Wednesday sev'nnight died at Hampton, greatly lamented by the Church and Congregation, the Rev. Nathaniel Gooken, [Gookin] of that Place.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
February 13, 1767

PORTSMOUTH, February 13. Last Wednesday the Rev'd Mr. Joseph Stacy Hastings, was ordained to the pastoral Care of the Fourth Church of Christ in Hampton : On which Occasion, the Rev. Mr. Chase, opened the public Solemnity with Prayer, the Rev. Mr. Meriam, (of Newton in the Massachusetts,) preach'd from first Timothy IV, 12 ; the Rev. Mr. Wingate, gave the Charge, the Rev. Mr. Parsons, the Right Hand of Fellowship, and the Rev. Mr. Fogg, concluded with Prayer : All the public Parts were performed with Decency and serious Gravity, before a numerous and attentive Auditory.

The New-Hampshire Gazette and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
June 19, 1767

Last Saturday about Twelve o'Clock, (after a long Journey through the Continent) His Excellency JOHN WENTWORTH, Esq; our Governor, came to Town from Charles-Town, South-Carolina, where he first arriv'd from England. His Excellency's Troop of Guards and another Troop of Horse, with some of His Majesty's Council and a Committee from the General-Court, received His Excellency at the Province-Line ; and from thence conducted Him to Hampton, where His Excellency was waited upon by more of His Majesty's Council, the Clergy of this and the neighbouring Towns, the Officers of the Militia, and most of the Gentlemen from this Town and the adjacent Country: Here a sumptuous Repast was prepared at public Expence, and every one invited to it; which after all had fully partook of, the whole Body was formed into a grand and unexampled Cavalcade, and escorted His Excellency to Town. -- At the Entrance of King-street the Regiment of Militia and the Independant Company of Engine-Men, under Arms, opened to Right and Left ; the Officers of which, pay'd the Military Complement to His Excellency as he passed by them. At the Court House His Excellency alighted, and was immediately introduced into the Council-Chamber, where His Majesty's Council and the Public Officers of the Government attended ; and the Guards and Companies of Horse and Foot being paraded before the Court-House, the High-Sheriff read His EXCELLENCY's COMMISSION, under His MAJESTY's BROAD SEAL, appointing Him GOVERNOR and COMMANDER in Chief in and over this province : Then a commission from the LORDS of the Admiralty was read, appointing His Excellency Vice Admiral of the same. The High Sheriff then publish'd His Excellency's Ordinance, directing and requiring all Officers of the Government to execute their Commissions until his further Order : After which the Horse and Foot perform'd their Complimentary Firings ; and a most elegant Entertainment was prepared for His Excellency and the Council, and all the Gentlemen of every Denomination. After Dinner their Majesties Healths and all the Royal Family were drank, then the Governor & Province -- The late Governor Wentworth -- Lord Chatham -- Lord Cambden -- Marquis of Rockingham -- and many other noble Lords and Gentlemen were toasted: -- In the close of the Day, another Procession on Foot was formed, and waited upon his Excellency to his Seat, where they took Leave, and left Him to receive, if possible a more endearing Reception from his affectionate Family, who had long expected the happy Event.---The Guns of the Fort and Batteries in Town were fired, and the Ships displayed their Colours, and such a public Ardency and Emulation among all Ranks, prevail'd on this Occasion, as gives the most promising Hopes, that His Excellency's Government will be crowned with the most cordial Affections of the People, whole Happiness and his own, are so intimately blended together.

O fortunati populi, sua si bona norint. [Roughly translates to: "Oh fortunate people, if they only knew their advantages.]

The Boston Gazette, and Country Journal
November 2, 1767

BOSTON, Novem 2. From Portsmouth, New-Hampshire, we learn, That His Excellency the Governor of that Province, intent upon establishing the Honor of the Militia, reviewed the first Regiment of Foot on the 15th of October, attended by His Majesty's Council, and escorted by the Troop of Life-Guards : The next Day reviewed the Regiment at Dover : And on Monday following went to Hampton, and reviewed Colonel Weare's : Next Morning went to Exeter, and reviewed Colonel Gilman's : The whole Province seem pleased with this General Review, which His Excellency will continue till compleated, -- Addresses were presented by the Officers of each Regiment, and very great Entertainments were for His Excellency and those that attended him.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
November 27, 1767 (Portsmouth)

PORTSMOUTH. The same Night [Wednesday the 18th of November] also, a small Schooner from Newfoundland, bound to Boston, with about 30 Passengers on board, was cast away on Hampton Beach ; their Lives were all providentially saved.

The New-York Journal
December 3, 1767

BOSTON, November 23. Last Wednesday Night a Sloop belonging to this Place, coming from the Eastward with a Load of Lumber, and a Schooner from Newfoundland, with about thirty Passengers on board, were both cast away on Hampton Beach, and the Vessels lost, but the People's Lives saved.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
February 26, 1768

PORTSMOUTH. About three Weeks ago, a young Lad of 17 Years of Age, belonging to Hampton, in crossing Winnipiscokee Pond, froze both his Legs to that Degree, there was a Necessity of cutting them both off last Week ; which was perform'd by Dr. Jackson of this Town.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
March 4, 1768

We hear from Hampton, that the Lad mentioned in our last, who had his Legs cut off, is in a fine Way for Recovery.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle
March 18, 1768

PORTSMOUTH. We hear that on the Morning of Lord's Day, the 13th Instant, about four o'Clock, a large new Barn, of Colonel Jonathan Moulton's then standing at Hampton-Falls, on the same Place where he had one Burnt, September 1766, and a smaller one of the same Gentleman's standing close to the other, both to all Appearance Willfully set on Fire, as it was a wet Season, and no rational Account given how it could happen by any Accident. -- In the large Barn, (which was 100 Feet in length, and of a proportionable breadth, well finish'd) there were consum'd Nineteen Head of neat Cattle, and some Swine, the Flames having prevail'd so far, before the Fire was discover'd that there was no possibility of saving the Cattle, nor so much as their Hydes after they were dead -- in the other Barn some young Cattle and Sheep were saved -- The Loss is great to the Public, as many milch Cows with Calf were destroy'd, besides other useful Stock. How much the Loss is to the Owner we are not able at present to say -- We wou'd only observe, that such flagrant Wickedness is most amazing and alarming, as it threatens the Destruction of the Place where it exists ; for in such Cases no Mans Person nor Property is safe ; and every one wou'd chuse to fly from such a Place as fast as from one infected with the most malignant Contagion. -- 15 load of Hay was also burnt.

Boston Evening Post
March 21, 1768

We hear from Hampton, that Yesterday 7-night a large new Barn of Col. Jonathan Moulton's of that Place, 100 Feet in length, and a smaller one close to it, were maliciously set on Fire by some evil minded Person, and entirely consumed : In the large Barn were 19 Head of Cattle and some Swine, who all perished in the Flames ; some young Cattle and Sheep in the smaller Barn were saved: -- 15 Load of Hay was also burnt. The above Gentleman had a large Barn burnt at the same Place about eighteen months ago, supposed to have been purposely set on fire.

Boston Evening Post
March 28, 1768

BOSTON, March 28, 1768. Five Hundred Dollars Reward is offered by Col. Moulton, of Hampton, for the Discovery of the Person or Persons who set Fire to his Barns : mentioned in our last to have been consumed there, together with 19 Head of Cattle, and other Stock.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
May 13, 1768

Last Saturday about Noon, a Flash of Lightning struck a Warehouse of Col. Moulton's at Hampton, tore off part of the Ridge Pole, Shingles, Boards and Clapboards, quite down to the Ground, but the Damage we hear, is not very great.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
July 1, 1768

Messirs Fowles -- I beg the following may appear in your next Gazette.

To publish and expose the natural Vices and Follies of our Neighbours is derogatory to the true Principles of Generosity, Humanity and every other social Virtue, and is too great an Indulgence of malicious, envious, and hateful Passions--but to expose an Infamous Impostor, a sacrilegious Villain, a common Nusance, and on whom the very brutal Creation would blush (if it were possible) to have him ranked in their Number ; to shew such Monsters to the Public is the incumbent Duty of us all, that our rising Generation may shun and avoid them as the Quicksands of Ruin and Predition. -- If the Temples of the most high God are suffered to be defiled, his People to be disturbed in their public and solemn Adorations, and the whole Community grossly imposed upon, by such Villains -- such a sufference is striking at the Root, and will assuredly end in the Dissolution of all Society ; if they are permitted to glory in their profane Abominations, to revel in their horrid Obscenities and Indecencies, and to perpetrate the vilest and grossest Impositions on the public ; and in all these Crimes to go on with Impunity, we may as well at once abolish every sacred Ordinance and Institution, turn the sanction of the Law into Wantoness, and prepare ourselves to receive the most indignent Treatment.

There has lately appeared a Man of this abandoned Character, named -- N-th---el S---fe G---fi---th, [Nathaniel Sheafe Griffith] of Hampton, who on the Night of the 11th of June Instant, with Malice propense, not having the Fear of God before his Eyes, descended into some Sink for Human Excrements, (from whence it was wished he could never have got out, as it was the most proper Place for his Abode) and therewith freighting himself, proceeded to the Meeting-House in Hampton, and in a dirty, filthy and polluted Manner dischared the same upon the Linings and Cushings of a Gentleman's Pew, which he had lately finished in a decent Mode, for the Reception of any transient Gentleman, who might occasionally attend the Worship of God on a Sabbath-Day in Hampton -- and what aggravates the Guilt of this stinking Offender is, that he perpetrated this unclean and disgraceful Action, so as to be found out, and to take effect on a Sacrament Day, to the Interruption of divine Service, and to the Discomposure of the whole Congregation : its possible he might have escaped in being detected in his scandalous Act, if he had had Wit enough to have kept his own Secret; but Providence so ordered it, that his Ignorance and the Offensiveness of his Person, betrayed him, and its hoped, it may remain so long and indelible with him, that nothing but real Penitence shall ever purge him. -- BLUSH, then and be you ashamed, thou unmanly Wretch! How dare you enter within the Walls of that sacred House of God, which you have thus defiled, remember his All-seeing Eye is upon you, and though you may think it a personal Injury done to that Gentleman alone, yet know thou unclean Spirit, that you have offended your God, the whole Church and Congregation, more than him, who is but one of them : For any Damages you done him, he has a Remedy provided by the Laws of our Country ; he will make an Example of you, by bringing you into the Presence of your Judges, if they can sustain the Offensiveness of your Person ; therefore prepare to meet thy Judge and cleanse yourself, that you may appear with as little Disgust as possible.

Blush again if you can, and be asham'd thou public Impostor, thou Quintessence of Burgoo -- from whom did you import your Variety of Things? From what Part of Europe do they come? or, wherein do they consist? Have you any more than you have advertised? Take a retrospective View of the little Shelf upon which your whole Stock and Assortment is arranged, and say, whether the whole is worth Five Pounds Sterling, and then apologize to the Public for your thus pompously advertising, and charge the Blame upon the Printers for publishing in the plural Number what you intended should be of the singular, and then possibly they will pardon your Arrogance in this last Offence ; but be assured, nothing but a thorough Contrition and Repentance will ever restore you to the Favor of your Fellow Citizens, for your atrocious and sacrilegious Insult upon the Temples of our offended God. Hampton, June 16, 1768. Z.Z.

Boston Evening Post
November 7, 1768

We hear from Hampton, that another large Barn belonging to Col. Moulton, near his Mansion House, was consumed by Fire Last Wednesday Night, in which was a considerable Quantity of Grain. It is supposed to have been set on Fire by some evil minded Person.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
December 9, 1768

PORTSMOUTH, Dec. 8. We hear from Plimouth, that Yesterday 7-night, the Rev. Mr. Ward Cotton, late Pastor of a Church at Hampton, was suddenly seized with an Apoplectic Fit, as he was passing the Street in order to preach at one of the Meetings in that Place, and died in a few Minutes after.

Essex Gazette (Salem, MA)
From Tuesday, March 13, to Tuesday, March 20, 1770

SALEM, March 20. We hear from Hampton, that a large Barn was consumed there by Fire last Friday Night, and it is said 15 Tons of Hay, and about 15 Head of Cattle, were destroyed in the Flames. The Barn and its Contents were the Property of one Mr. ----- Smith.

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (Portsmouth)
March 17, 1769

PORTSMOUTH, March 17, 1769. Last Wednesday Morning about Four o'Clock, the large Mansion House of Col. JONATHAN MOULTON, Esq; of Hampton, together with two Stores contiguous thereto, were wholly consumed by Fire. -- This melancholly Accident, it is suppos'd was occasioned by a Beam taking Fire under the Hearth in his Parlour. The Flames had got to so great a heighth before the Discovery, that it was with great Difficulty the Family escaped with their Lives : Col. Moulton saved no other cloathing than a Cloak, and a Gentleman who happened occasionally to lodge that Night at the Colonel's was obliged to jump out of the Chamber Window -- When he was first called upon, he did not know the Occasion, and had put on most of his Cloaths before the Smoke apprized him of his Danger. There were between Fifteen and Twenty Souls in the House, who thro' the good Providence of God, were all saved unhurt. All the Furniture, which was very good and valuable, was wholly consumed, but the Shop Goods, Books, Bonds, Notes and other Papers, which were in the Stores were happily saved. This loss is estimated at £3000 Sterling.